Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Children of William and Laura Smith Edmonds

William Newell Edmonds and Laura Smith were married on April 30, 1885 in Whelen Springs, Clark County, Arkansas.

The following children were born to this marriage:

Mary T. Edmonds
Mary T. Edmonds was born on May 22, 1886 in Clark County, Arkansas.

She died the following year on May 12, 1887 and is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery in Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas.

Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, Becky Smith Schee.




William Adonis Edmonds



William Adonis Edmonds was born on May 27, 1887 in Clark County, Arkansas.

He married Iola Mamie Smith between 1920 and 1930. There are no records of children being born to this marriage.

His occupation was Locomotive Engineer with the M.O.P. Railroad.

William died some time after 1942.  His date of death and location of burial is unknown at this time.





Willis Powell Edmonds was born in Clark County, Arkansas on June 10, 1888.

Willis Powell Edmonds
In March of 1910, he married Bessie Lee Farley in Union Parish, Louisiana.  They made their home in Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana where they had two daughters, Mabel Lee and Elvie Jane.

Willis worked in sawmills as a millwright for many years.

He died on June 26, 1964 and is buried alongside his wife in the Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana.




Samuel Jackson Edmonds was born on January 14, 1890 in Clark County, Arkansas.
Samuel Jackson Edmonds

On June 15, 1919 he married Maude S. Calhoun in Vanndale, Cross County, Arkansas.  Samuel and Maude made their home in the Wynne community of Cross County, Arkansas where they raised Maude's daughter from a previous marriage, Frances Elizabeth Pippen Edmonds.

Samuel worked for the railroad as a brakeman.

He died on February 19, 1944 and is buried near his wife in the Cogbill Cemetery in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas.



Fannie Pearl Edmonds
Fannie Pearl Edmonds was born in Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas on August 11, 1891.

On March 7, 1909, Fannie Pearl Edmonds married Arthur Halsell in Union County, Arkansas.

After their marriage, they moved to Union Parish, Louisiana before moving back to Arkansas a short time later.

Two children were born to the marriage of Fannie Pearl Edmonds and Arthur Halsell, Laura Mae and Arthur Buck.



Paul Edmonds


Paul Edmonds was born on April 25, 1893 in Clark County, Arkansas.

He died the following year on September 24, 1894 and is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Sycamore, Clark County, Arkansas.






Silas Edmonds was born on September 2, 1894 in Clark County, Arkansas.
Silas Edmonds

He served in the United States Army as a Corporal in Co. C., 526th Engineer Corps. Silas never married.

He died on September 18, 1954 and is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Sycamore, Clark County, Arkansas.





Alphonso Hilliard "Punch" Edmonds was born in Clark County, Arkansas on June 10, 1896.
A. H. "Punch" Edmonds

On September 30, 1922 he married Nettie Gladys Taylor in Union County, Arkansas.  No children were born to this marriage.

Following Nettie's death in 1943, Punch married Flossie and they adopted a daughter, Mary Beth.

Punch worked for the railroad as pressman for many years.

Alphonso Hillard "Punch" Edmonds died on April 6, 1972 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.  He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Sycamore, Clark County, Arkansas.


James Thomas "Tom" Edmonds was born on June 7, 1898 in Clark County, Arkansas.

He first married Minnie R. circa 1924 then later married Jessie Mae some time after 1940.
James Thomas  Edmonds

Children born to the marriage of Tom and Minnie were James Thomas, Jr., Charles William, and Shirley Ann Edmonds.

Tom spent many years working for the railroad as a conductor.

James Thomas "Tom" Edmonds died on February 18, 1958 and is buried in the Halsey Cemetery in West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.




Charles "Charlie" Douglas Edmonds was born in Clark County, Arkansas on September 13, 1900.
Charles Douglas Edmonds

On June 3, 1929, Charlie married Ruth Crouch in McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas.  Census records
show Charlie's occupation as bakery manager in 1930 and 1940.

The following children were born to the marriage of Charlie and Ruth Edmonds:
Patsy Ruth
Charles Douglas, Jr.
William Franklin
Samuel Lee
Beverly Ann
Ella Mae
Robert Melvin
Rebecca Sue
Paul Hilliard
Betty Fay
Mary Gay
Charles "Charlie" Douglas Edmonds died on January 1, 1982.  He is buried alongside his wife in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Sycamore, Clark County, Arkansas.

Bruce Edmonds was born on January 23, 1904 in Clark County, Arkansas.

Bruce Edmonds
On March 29, 1926, he married Mary Allye Steele in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.  Bruce and Allye made their home in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana where they had one son, Bruce Alfonso Edmonds.

Bruce first began working for the railroad as a section foreman.  His other occupations over the years included auditor for the Defense Department, bank cashier, owner/operator of Bruce's Drive-In, and school board member for twenty-six years.




Bruce Edmonds died on January 21, 1974 and is buried alongside his wife in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery near Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.


Martha Rebecca Edmonds
Martha Rebecca Edmonds was born in Clark County, Arkansas on May 10, 1907.

On March 15, 1930, Martha married Grover C. Smith in Ouachita County, Arkansas.  One child, William Newell, was born to this marriage.

On May 27, 1944, Martha married Leslie James Coulter in Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.  One child, Laura, was born to this marriage.

Following Leslie Coulter's death in 1948, Martha remarried to Vollie L. Sandifer.  No children were born to this marriage.

Martha Rebecca Edmonds died on March 11, 1969. She is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Sycamore, Clark County, Arkansas.


Nancy Edmonds (circa 1846)

Nancy Edmonds was born in Clarke County, Georgia circa 1846.  She was the fourth of eleven children born to the marriage of James Powell Edmonds and Rebecca Ann Snow.

The 1850 U.S. Census shows Nancy living with her parents and five of her siblings in Watkinsville, Clarke County, Georgia.


The 1860 U.S. Census shows Nancy living with her parents and seven of her siblings in Dark Corner, Clarke County, Georgia.


No other documentation has been found on Nancy Edmonds.

Nancy Edmonds was my paternal great grand aunt through her brother, my great grandfather, William Newell Edmonds; his son, Bruce Edmonds; and his grandson, Bruce Alfonso Edmonds.


Emma Brazora Edmonds (1860-1927)

Believed to be Emma Brazora Edmonds
Emma Brazora Edmonds was born in Clarke County, Georgia circa 1860.  She was the eleventh child born to the marriage of James Powell Edmonds and Rebecca Ann Snow.

The 1870 U.S. Census shows her living with her mother and siblings in Monroe, Walton County, Georgia.  Her father had died six years previously in the Civil War.


On December 15, 1878, Emma Brazora Edmonds married James Jackson Stephens in Walton County, Georgia.


In 1880, Emma, James, one of their ten children and Emma's brother, Frank were living in Bay Creek, Gwinnett County, Georgia.


At some point between the 1880 census and 1900, Emma and James moved their family to Arkansas.  The 1900 U.S. Census shows Emma, James and their children living in the Cargile community of Union County, Arkansas.


James Jackson Stephens died on April 2, 1907 and is buried in the Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.


Census records for the years 1910 and 1920 have yet to be located for Emma. Louisiana death records show that she died on September 22, 1927 in Allen Parish, Louisiana.


The following children were born to the marriage of Emma Brazora Edmonds and James Jackson Stephens:
M. Liza, 1879-?
Robert J., 1881-?
William E., 1882-1904
John Raymond, 1884-? (m. Hattie Maude McBride, 1886-?)
A. J., 1885-?
John B. Gordon, 1887-1975 (m. Nancy Blackman, 1897-1968)
Dolly Jane, 1889-1966 (m. Robert Julian Andrews, 1884-1944)
E. U., 1895-?
Amanda Mae, 1896-1977 (m. Troy Lee Foyil, 1892-1950)
Hettie Belle, 1898-1981
Emma Brazora Edmonds was my paternal great grand aunt through her brother, my great grandfather, William Newell Edmonds; his son, Bruce Edmonds; and his grandson, Bruce Alfonso Edmonds.



The photograph believed to be Emma Brazora Edmonds was provided by David C. Andrews, a descendant of Emma's through her daughter Dolly Jane.